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Aug 22, 2013 4:00am EDT
. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. there is a lot going on in the news today. >>> we're going to start here in new york city where the united nations has today called an emergency session to convene the security council of the u.n. on an emergency basis late today to respond to what looks like it may have been the largest chemical weapons attack in the world since saddam hussein gassed his own people back in 1988. and looks like is the key phrase here. it's hard to prove. it is hard to tell conclusively when chemical weapons have been used especially if you are trying to tell from a distance. in that iraq case it took four years for experts to confirm that chemical weapons were, in fact, used then. physicians for human rights is one of the first groups to get into the site. they collected soil samples and tested them. the soil samples did show trace evidence of the elements that sarin gas breaks down into over time. and with those soil samples they were able to conclude that saddam hussein had used sarin and also mustard gas, like from world war i, mustard gas
MSNBC
Aug 10, 2013 5:30am EDT
again and with her new focus, she's able to have a life. >> i actually cut my day at 7:00 now. i used to work as i said, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, but i shut it down now. i am working differently. >> differently and definitely better. >>> devising a growth plan is an essential tool for any small business owner. but being disciplined enough to keep it is the tricky part. let's turn to this week's board of directors. gene marks owns and operates the marks group. he is also a "new york times" columnist. and bill rancic is an entrepreneur, author, talk show host and a reality show star. great to see both of you guys. >> hey, j.j. >> thanks for having us. >> i love when she talks about how she's turning people down. i think that's the hardest when you start a business. she said every opportunity is a sales moment. all you want to do is get people interested. how do you get to the point where you can say no to people? >> well, i think you've got to start working smarter rather than working harder. and i think in the beginning, you take everything you can get and figure it out. the first, you kno
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 5:30am EDT
uses the metaphor to describe the experience of running his own campaign. >>> and any sequel needs a good title. we have another one for sharknado. this is "way too early." >>> good morning, everything, brian shackman here, friday august 9, also this morning, a hockey general manager trades his own son. and since we love political implosions, we have one out of australia a little bit later on the cooler. >>> and another embassy shut down, this one in pakistan, in the country's largest city. right now only emergency personnel remain there. u.s. citizens are being warned to delay any nonessential travel. this terror threat we're told is separate from the one that has kept 19 u.s. diplomatic installations shuttered throughout the entire week. meanwhile, there are new details on the evolution of al qaeda's organization. u.s. officials say that al qaeda ayman al zawahri gave his -- proposed by a regional leader based in yemen. it suggests more of a bottom up approach rather than leaders ordering a 9/11 style attack. >>> also the u.s. has upped it's u.s. drone strikes. u.s. forces launch
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 1:00pm EDT
overseas. rebel spokesmen in syria say the brutal regime led by bashar assad has used chemical weapons in a major attack. the casualties could be in the hundreds. right now any use of chemical weapons is unconfirmed, however, by nbc news. >>> meantime, in egypt hosni mubarak, the man a nation pushed out of power during the air ran spring, could leave his prison cell as early as tomorrow. >> of course, he still faces murder charges. this is a momentary release for him. richard engel is live in cairo. richard, it's great to have you on. i'm still impressed by the fact that there's this apparent freedom for president mubarak forward. do people have a sense that he's out or that he's getting a breather as he faces the worse prosecution to come? >> reporter: i think many people in this country are concerned that his release -- he's not been released yet. that could come either very late tonight or perhaps tomorrow. it's a sign that the old regime is coming back. it was just over a month ago that the military intervened, throughout the muslim brotherhood president, mohammed morsi who himself
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm EDT
to you at home for staying with us this hour. okay. this is laura poitress, an american filmmaker. she won a mccarther genius award last year. miss poitress makes documentaries. her first one was columbus, ohio, about gentryification in columbus, ohio. she's been working on a trilogy about the war in terror, starting with a documentary about life in iraq under u.s. control during the u.s. war in iraq. the second part tells the story of two men from yemen including one who was a driver for osama bin laden. miss potress is still working on the third installment in that trilogy which is about u.s. surveillance of phone calls and e-mails and so on since 9/11. she posted a bit of that one last year on "the new york times" website. >> build social networks for everybody. that turns into the graph then you index all that data to that graph which means you can pull out a community, that that gives you an outline of the life of everybody in the community. and if you carry it over time from 2001 up, you have that ten years worth of their life that you can lay out in a timeline that involves anyb
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2013 6:00am EDT
. thank you both for being with me on this historic occasion. >> thank you. >> thank you for having us. >> let me start with you, martin. tomorrow we are having the continuation march that you and i have spearheaded saying that we must combat today's ills and what remains. but let's go back 50 years ago. your father made a speech that has been called one of the great orations in american history. and yet to him -- to you he was just dad. and you continuing to fight in his tradition, what does it mean for you to be here where your father literally changed history? >> well, rev, what it means to me is that while we reflect, recognize what he and his team -- dr. lowrie being one of those -- was to transform this nation in a most positive way so that people -- he took the words interestingly enough, the words of our history and really made poetic music out of it. it was quite remarkable. that's the positive side. the challenge and opportunities that exist today in a sense state that in many senses we've made individual progress, but collective progress we haven't made enough of. when we lo
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Aug 21, 2013 12:00pm EDT
collateral murder video showing a u.s. apache helicopter killing several civilians including two righters journalists in bag tad. two months later they were rocked with the afghanistan war logs which detailed previously unreported civilian casualties, use of u.s. drones and special black ops to hunt and kill taliban leaders. the logs showed aiding afghan insurgents while collecting u.s. foreign aid. >> if journalism is good, it is controversial by its nature. it is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abuses and when powerful abuses are taken on there is always a backlash. >> yet, the day after the release of the afghanistan war logs president obama was dismissive. >> the fact is, these documents don't reveal any issues that haven't already informed our public debate on afghanistan. >> these war logs were followed by the publication of the iraq war logs. in october 2010 and the release of 250,000 state department cables the following month. in sum, manning's leaks constituted the largest security breach in u.s. history but they also constituted something else, the most comprehe
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2013 5:30am EDT
." this is a very exciting show for all of us here at "your business" because today marks the start of our eighth season. i want to take a moment to thank all of you for allowing us to be a part of your lives and your businesses. we're kicking off our new season by devoting the entire show today to a topic we get so many questions on. funding for your small business. and that's why we're going to introduce you to the founders of a company that needed some cash. rather than asking for as much money as possible, these entrepreneurs thought long and hard about the best way to grow their business. ♪ >> when you raise money, you need to be very clear about what you're going to do with the money. it's important to know yourself, what your needs are. >> they know a thing or two about looking for investors. >> some of the hardest decisions were, should we go with this investor or this other investor? and who is going to make the better partner? >> i think it goes to what are the goals for funding? >> raising capital for their online business can be a full-time job. >> between doing that and running the
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. you're a beautiful sight to behold, and at that time 50 years ago we heard dr. king inspire us with the "i have a dream" part of his speech, the part that was the call to action was the fierce urgency of now part of his speech. in that time dr. king says we refuse to take the tranquillity drug of gradualism. we must move forward, and forward we will. if it was fiercely then urgent, it certainly is now. 50 years ago there were only five african-american members of the house of representatives. there was no congressional black cauc caucus. today there are 43 members. we want more but there are 43. they're led by congresswoman marsha fudge who you heard from and they are the conscience of the congress. in that blauk caucus we have the privilege of serving with john lewis, some of us for over 25 years in the congress, and aren't we proud of that. i also want to mention that 50 years ago, though he was not a member of congress at the time that john conyers was one of three people invited to the white house to meet with president john f. kennedy following the civil rights march, the
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 4:00am EDT
show begins now. >> good evening, ezra, thank you. >>> thanks to you at home for joining us this hour. the highest profile right wing think tank in the country is probably the heritage foundation. because they want to be thought of as a think tank and not just another run of the mill republican pressure group, it was a little embarrassing for them, when they announced their new president was going to be jim demint. he was resigning his u.s. senate think to run this think tank. he is no more qualified to run a think tank than i am to fly rocketships, he's just a republican politician guy, he always has been. but basically, republican politics is just what heritage does. even if they want to seem slightly more emperical about it. it was a little embarrassing when they hired jim demint. what was more embarrassing, they decided to fight the prospect of immigration reform in our country by releasing a pseudo academic analysis of why immigration reform was a terrible idea. a terribly expensive, terribly bad idea to reform immigration policy in this country. turned out that under jim demint
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 1:00pm EDT
," the conflict in egypt, the tension -- >>> can president obama ignore the growing chorus calling to cut off u.s. aid? >> for us to sit by and watch this happen, is a violation of everything that we stood for and when we threaten something,. >>> ray kelley doubles down defending the law enforcement tactic. >> if a program like stop and frisk is abandoned, will people die? >> well, i think, no question about it, violent crime will go up. >> a san diego mayor -- >> bob filner, the citizens of san diego have a message for you. it's time to resign. >> i'm chris matthews. so anchoring with -- -- we want to begin tied with the ongoing crisis in egypt. enter islamic militants are on the ground taking responsibility for the execution style killing of egyptian police in the north si sinai peninsula. the lawyers for hosni mubarak says their client should be released from custody in the next few days until any court proceedings begin against the former president. >> reporter: chris, a lot of moving pieces here, showing how volatile this situation has become. you mentioned the killing of 25 police soldiers,
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2013 1:00pm EDT
mayor bloomberg and get his reaction of the judge's ruling. we want to get to pete williams joining us from the news room. a judge made the ruling on the controversial stop and frisk tactics. what exactly was that ruling? what did we learn today? >> she's not ordered the city to stop doing the program. she ordered them to change how they do it. she said it's racially profiling the people they stop. the majority of the folks they stop are either latino or african-american. she says it's simply racial profiling. it's over representing people and you can't do that. it's not looking at suspicious paper, it's not random. it is profiling. she wants to look at the program to make sure the city makes changes, gather more data in selected precincts to wear body cameras when they do stop and frisks so courts can get a better idea of how it works. itis not a finding that the entire program is unconstitutional and the city has to stop it, it's instead an order to change it. peter, i would be surprised if the city doesn't appeal. >> give us a sense. what is the expected reaction aside from the appe
MSNBC
Aug 11, 2013 7:30am EDT
helps us out, taking us step by step along their path and explained how they turned a clever creation made of construction paper and scotch tape into a multimillion dollar business. turning an idea into a marketable profit can seem as simple as a spin of a when will on a child's board game. joanne brewer and christy sterling didn't even seem like players. >> this was the first time we ever did this. it was just a completely new adventure for us. it was just out of our own experience with our daughter. >> they were going into sixth grade and wanted to decorate their locker and there wasn't a lot of cute stuff out there. and so christy went to work and came up with some concepts and here we are. >> it was things i clued together in my kitchen at the table. this was an example of a little bin that was basically just cardboard paper that i grewed together. >> their daughters loved these homemade school locker decorations and so did their friends. >> the phone started ringing from other parents saying, where did you get that stuff? we want it. how do we get it? and we realized there's a ma
MSNBC
Aug 18, 2013 10:00am EDT
engineering. black. wow, seriously? first, the urgent crisis in egypt and what the u.s. can do now. >>> good morning, i'm joy-ann reid in for melissa harris-perry. at least 1,000 people have been killed in political violence in egypt this week when the military raised two camps in cairo, tens of thousands of muslim brotherhood 130r9ers protesting theous ter of president morsi. the tension continued saturday when the military stormed a cairo mosque where hundreds of brotherhood supporters were taking shelter. a mob outside attacked brotherhood members as they left the mosque. international leaders have condemned the violence. leaders of the european union called for a return to dialogue saying in a statement, the calls for democracy and fundamental freedoms from the egyptian population cannot be disregarded much less washed away in blood. the egyptian government decried the foreign influence against violence, especially against the international media, which the government believes is too sympathetic to the muslim brotherhood. officials are considering reinstating 60-year long ban on the brot
MSNBC
Aug 23, 2013 3:00pm EDT
comfortable and prepared for that last stop. >> giving us a great view. kristen welker with the president. thanks so much. for more on the president's policy proposals, let's bring in global business editor for "newsweek" dan gross. always great to have you here. let's talk about the politics. it's no secret the president is sort of bypassing republicans, talking directly to the american people now. we're starting to get a sense, a little more insight into what republicans are going to bring to the table come this fall. this is what speaker boehner told a group of gop members in a conference call yesterday. quote, when we return, our intent is to move quickly on a short-term continuing resolution that keeps the government running and maintains current sequester spending levels. our message will remain clear until the president agrees to better cuts and reforms that help grow the economy and put us on a path to a balanced budget. the sequester he himself proposed, insisted on, and signed into law stays in place. this short-term continuing resolution, what will this mean come for the fall?
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2013 9:00pm EDT
with us the next hour. nine months after the presidential elections, republicans have just signed into law the most draconian voter suppression law in the country. this afternoon. before the 2012 elections, product can-controlled states all around the country took action to make voting more difficult. like the cuts in early voting that led to waits of eight hours or more to cost a ballot in florida. huge democratic pushback and uproar over the changes in the voting laws, efforts in the republican-controlled states to make voting harder did get rolled back somewhat. they were subject to a lot of human cry. now in the relative calm of this late summer in an odd numbered nonelection year, it is the state of north carolina that has gone further than any other state in the country. in the name of supposedly cracking down on voter fraud, which is never to any significant extent been proven or even seriously alleged in that state, north carolina republicans will now ban you from voting unless you can show new documentation that you never had to show before. and that hundreds of thousands of legal
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 3:00am EDT
politics. after that, the u.s. and russia could be great friends. maybe that wasn't it, maybe the flexibility he was speaking about was a great insult. a yo mama joke, perhaps, that would better explain what has happened since. relations are deteriorating at a very rapid pace. the president cancelled a planned meeting with russian president putin. the first time any american president has cancelled a publicly announced visit to russia since the end of the cold war. the white house explained the cancellation including, missile defense, and arms control, they cited russia's decision to thumb the u.s. in the eye by granting edward snowden temporary asylum. >> i was disappointed because even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally we have tried to respect if there's a law breaker or alleged law breaker in their country. we evaluate it and try to work with them, they didn't do that with us. >> that same interview, the president spoke out forcefully against russia's gay propaganda law. >> i have no patience for country that is try to treat gays or lesbian
MSNBC
Aug 18, 2013 7:30am EDT
the better partner for us in the long run? >> ultimately, what are the goals for the funding? >> as they discovered, raising capital for their online business can be a full-time job. >> between doing that and running a business, it certainly -- it doesn't matter if you raise $2 million, $20 million or $200 million. it's just a long process. >> the founders of luxury men's shirt maker ledbury have closed on two rounds of funding for their four-year-old company. >> people loving the product and coming back. 65% of our customers come back between two and 35 times a year. >> the first round was for $32,000. >> rather than going to one or tw individuals, we actually prednisone it out among probably 28 initial investors. >> it quickly became clear that these entrepreneurs would need a cash infusion to expand the way they wanted. >> probably about the 12 month to 16-month mark. it was sort of the nature of the beast. >> before committing to the process, they considered these questions to make sure ledbury was ready to try new expansion strategies. >> what are the lessons we need to
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 3:00am EDT
with me. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. >>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. tonight on "all in" a former gop staffer is diagnosed with cancer and converts to become an obama care believer. he will be here with his story. also tonight all that fear mongering by the national rifle association about a vast gun registry when all of the information about gun owners is collected and stored in a secret database. turns out that wasn't so crazy after all. we found out there is one, and we'll tell you the surprising answer to who set it up. that is coming up. >>> plus, the apartment building plan for new york city that has separate entrance, one for rich residents and one in the affordable housing units. pretty stark example of the fracturing of america along lines of class. my guest tonight thinks it's a great idea. stay tuned for that. but we begin with incredible, shocking enthuse out of syria. a possible chemical weapons massacre with the government of president bashar al assad with casualties from 100 to more than
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 8:00pm EDT
of a teen who tags or spray paints his name on a subway. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. >>> good evening, from washington. i'm ezra klein sitting in for the one and the only christopher l. hayes. tonight on "all in" nuclear states, russia and the u.s., own 94% of the world's nuclear weapons. yes, 94% was that number. which makes this current spat a bit more tense, right? >>> also tonight the fight over obama care takes a recess. the summer of the angry anti-obama care town hall is back. but unlike last time this story played out, it is republicans who are feeling the heat. >>> plus why the federal government needs to rethink the science around medical marijuana. all that is ahead. >>> but tonight we begin with the u.s. and russia relations in a downward and dangerous spiral. today white house spokesperson jay carney spent most of his daily briefing fielding questions about russia. the president announced a rare news conference for tomorrow. we expect he will answer a flood of questions about the increasingly chilly relations b
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2013 11:00pm EDT
that's not really over the threat to the u.s. from al qaeda today we're learning more about another terror blot foiled. and what in new york city have in common? you listen to one new york politician it's bankruptcy. all of that is ahead. do you remember this little hot mike slip during the election. >> that will transmit this information to vladimir. secretly quietly telling him to ignore all that. it was just politics and after the election, the u.s. and russia would be great friends and get a lot done together. maybe the flexibility that obama was speaking about that medvedev was transmitting was a grave insult, a yo mama joke and would better explain what happened since. u.s. relations are deteriorating at a rapid pace and canceled a planned meeting with president putin the first time any american president has canceled a publicly announced visit to russia since the end of the cold war. the white house explained the decision with a laundry list of russia's policy failures the last 12 months including -- "missile defense, and arms control cited russia's decision to thumb the u.s.
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT
for bradley manning for the biggest breach of classified data in u.s. history. one of his biggest advocates will join me live with her reaction. >>> plus, president obama joins the fight for pit bulls. why the white house says laws that ban breeds considered dangerous are, quote, a waste of resources. >>> but first, the "news nation" is following two developing stories in syria and egypt. first, stern new reaction from the white house following reports that in the past 24 hours, the syrian government has killed more than 1,000 people using chemical weapons. now, the attack centered on ten towns it and villages near damascus. we want to warn you the video that's come in has been very disturbing. anti-government forces say more than 1200 people have been killed, many of those reportedly children. the video provided by the rebels and not verified by nbc news shows people struggling to breathe as rescuers scramble to save lives. it also shows rows of bodies on the ground. the syrian government denies any chemical weapons were used. the white house says it is deeply concerned and trying to get m
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2013 5:00am EDT
on the u.s. national debt this fall. the plot is to tie the regular vote to extend the debt ceiling to the obliteration of the affordable care act. according to the plans leaked to right-leaning news organizations, any measure to finance the health care act would detonate a refusal to make good on american debt. the first time this has happened in the country's history. and the repercussions could explode the economic order. do the leaders of the republican party tend to go this far? dare to sabotage the american economy and much of the world economy in order to defund a program, the affordable care act which is the law of the land? and will they go to this drastic extreme to intimidate the u.s. congress or the president or both? if so, is this the extreme case where it trumps the most minimal loyalty to the common national interests where anything goes, where the ends justify whatever means there are to be had no matter how menacing to the country or the world? alex wagner is the host of "now" weekdays on msnbc. we've got a number of news resources out tonight, the "washington exam
MSNBC
Aug 25, 2013 7:30am EDT
the core family that runs it, i feel my grandfather left us with that responsibility. that not only do we need to provide an amusement park for the people of ocean city, but we need to provide a return for our shareholders. >> a return that is increasingly tough to provide. tacks have gone up, the cost of maintaining the rides have increased. and prices? well, they can't go up too much. >> we can't pass -- like most businesses can pass their expenses on to the consumer. it's very hard here. because a parent can only afford so much, you know, for a child to ride a ride for three minutes. >> it used to be ten-cent skeeball and the public almost died when i had to switch it to a quarter. >> this place has history. it's hard to change almost anything. it took brooks and christopher an entire year to get their grandfather to start accepting credit cards. >> a lot of people are stuck in their ways. with 100 years, it doesn't matter if a new policy comes out. it's, well, this is how we did it for 88 years. >> small businesses are nimble. they can make decisions, act on them quickly. in this smal
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2013 1:00pm EDT
chess. nbc white house correspondent kristin welker joins us from the white house. kristin, this is only the latest irritant between the two over syria and other issues. this snowden affair certainly was what set them over the edge. >> reporter: it was. this was sort of the straw that broke the camel's back. i've been talking to senior administration officials and they're really stressing that idea this afternoon, that russia's decision to grant snowden temporary asylum is a part of a number of tensions that have existed between the united states and russia leading up to today. that is something that they emphasized in the statement that they put out, andrea. i'll read you part of the statement by jay carney. he says, quote, given our lack of progress on issues such as missile defense and arms control and trade and commercial relations, global security issues, we have informed the russian government that we believe it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda. so really pointing out a number of the issues that exist between the tw
MSNBC
Aug 17, 2013 4:00pm EDT
to the greatest defender of minority rights, we have a lot to talk about. >> are you in a safe place to talk to us? >> no! >> a day of rage as tens of thousands in egypt defy government forces. >> the security forces here with live ammunition. they are firing. >> we are fighting for principle. >> reporter: a snipe order a roof top calmly takes aim, firing into the crowd. >> the demonstrators doing nearly all the dying. >> the egyptian people. >> gunning down protesters. >> i think he's dead. >> head, neck, chest. >> cycle of violence, the escalation needs to stop. >> nobody is safe! >> we begin today with an update on the events in egypt where the bloody stand-off between egyptian military and the muslim brotherhood continues. earlier today, egyptian security forces stormed the cairo mosque, arresting hundreds of muslim brotherhood supporters. military officials also announced they are considering banning the muslim brotherhood. it was previously banned in just a minute for decades during the reign of former president hosni mubarak. this comes amid suggestions that the military has intentionally p
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 4:00pm EDT
is the problem, and that's what the american people do not want us to worry about. i want to bring in our panel here. with us in new york is msnbc political analyst joan walsh, editor at large for salon.com, jonathan alter and in bethlehem, pennsylvania, professor james peterson of lehigh university. welcome to all of you. i want to go right to pete williams on the nsa. pete, you heard the president lay out four changes that he wanted to make, reforming section 215 with new safeguards, greater transparency and also the creation of some kind of new independent body. your reaction to the president on the surveillance issue. >> right. what the president said is that he's willing to look at the issue of having an adversary before the foreign intelligence surveillance corps, one of the criticisms of it is that the only people who ever appear before these judges in secret are the government. nobody's there to argue against or say the government doesn't need this and shouldn't have it. the president has said he's willing to look at an adversary to represent in essence civil liberties interests. he did
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 9:00pm EDT
. that's qul "all in." the "rachel maddow show" starts now. >>> thank you at home for joining us this hour. this is the mathe part where am turns its lonely eyes to reese wither spoon, if we're going to take the next big leap forward in american politics. america must turn our lonely eyes to reese witherspoon's character elle woods in the movie "legally blond 2." we join our "legally blond" explainer, she's talked out of being distraught by friends who see a way to make something happen in congress though the leadership in congress does not want it to happen. take it away. >> i just don't think i'm cut out for this. >> oh, we have a plan. two words for you. discharge petition. >> with a couple hundred signatures, we can spring the bill from committee straight to the house floor for a vote. >> i don't know. that sounds really complicated. >> you've come farther than any of us while maintaining your balance and sparkle. we never sparkle. >> none of us ever thought one person could make a difference. until you came along. >> if i remember correctly, isn't that, like, 218 signatures?
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2013 9:00am EDT
us and he cares about them more than he cares about us. >> there's no doubt. you just wonder where he learned values like that from. >> whatever. to each their own. beautiful girls. >> who's that? >> cajun. >> cajun? >> i just wanted -- >> okay, let's just wrap it up now. >> just so you know, is chuck gone? chuck todd's picture. we've got pictures all down the hall of all the nbc -- >> yeah, they're gone. >> they've ripped chuck todd's down. now, stick around for peter alexander and "the daily rundown." thanks for watching. >>> hawkeyes on it is prize. sure, it may still be like something 77 days till the caucus but it feels like 2016 in iowa as republicans rev up the base with red meat rhetoric. democrats decide whether some things are inevitable. a little later today, a major announcement coming from attorney general eric holder on drug sentencing policies here in the u.s. it could have a big effect on who goes to jail and for how long. we'll have the latest on that. it is also election eve in new jersey. front-runner corey booker appears to be coasting to a seat in the u.s. senate.
MSNBC
Aug 20, 2013 11:00am EDT
produced that ppsa. there is shock value to that psa using the actual phone calls but actors in it. mark o'mara pointing out he didn't use a stand your ground defense and zimmerman's brother tweet out what he saw is giving this psa a fail and sybrina fulton saying she can't watch it. >> the jury got the stand your ground instructions and i think that is important. there was testimony about stand your ground. george zimmerman had been to class about stand your ground. the idea this isn't part of the trial is ridiculous. you the jury had that in front of them. a big change in florida law. it used to be if you had an opportunity to spare life, did you so and you got out of the situation. with the stand your ground jury instruction that is is not part of florida's law any more. >> we will hear from the martin family's attorney benjamin crump coming up. did you reach out to the martin family and let them know of this intention? >> we did not. we have a lot of survivors on staff. we work with survivors every day. i got a lot of support from our survivors around the country but this was a decisio
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Aug 21, 2013 3:00pm EDT
near damascus when government forces used chemical weapons on them. the white house today condemned any use of chemical weapons. we're told the president is being updated about developments throughout the region. >> we've seen these reports. we've consulted with some of our partners in it the region about these reports. but that is why we are calling for this u.n. investigation to be conducted. there is an investigation team that's on the ground in syria right now. we are hopeful that the assad regime will follow through on what they have claimed previously, that they are interested in a credible investigation. >> for the rest of this week, however, the president turns his focus squarely on the economy, with a bus tour and series of campaign-style stump speeches. tomorrow he's in upstate new york. he'll wrap up alongside vice president joe biden friday afternoon in scranton. now, i'm told michael scott will not be there, but organizers are hoping for an appearance by dwight schrute. jonathan allen, those are references to the hit nbc show "the office." i want to make sure you're in on -
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Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
thank you citi book for proving not only me but so many other wrong but reminding us of what we have in common. at the end of the day we're all riding the same bi-cycle. >>> joy reid is in today for martin bashir. >> well played, abby. >>> good afternoon. it's thursday, august 22nd, and the president is talking middle-class 101. ♪ >>> it is good to be back in buffalo, good to be back in new york. i've been out there talking about what we need to do as a country to make sure we've got a better bargain for the middle class. it's a struggle for a lot of folks. reversing this trend is my highest priority. i've got to say it's not always washington's priority. a good job with good wages, a good education, a home of your own, cornerstones of what it means to be middle class. what's become a barrier, the soaring cost of higher education. this country is only as strong as our next generation. if you work hard, study hard, and are responsible, here in america, you can make it if you try. >>> even as this pecks increasingly crucial to get into the middle class, the cost of a college edu
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Aug 25, 2013 4:00pm EDT
to the people. >> god help us if he ever does get to be anything more than the senator from texas. >> it is going to tick a tsunami and i'm going to do everything i can to encourage that tsunami. >> let's let the man with grass roots common sense. then watch america go, my friend. >> we are going to take back america. >> i have people who we want to take our country back. >> take it back where? where are we going? >> republicans have to do something we haven't done in a long time. >> we have to protect our phony bologna jobs. we must do something about this immediately, immediately, immediately. >> this fight is likely to heat up in the month of september. that's going to be when the battle is engaged. >> in case you haven't heard, texas senator ted cruz is a man on a mission. he wants to take away your healthcare, even if that means bringing down government or war with within the government. >> fair stoking is reminiscent of another senator, a man from wisconsin on his own mission. he also wanted to take his country back then it was from the communist who supposedly infiltrated i
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Aug 8, 2013 10:00am EDT
the u.s. conducted its sixth punishing drone strike in ten days. the yemeni government said six suspected al qaeda members were killed. 29 suspected al qaeda terrorists have been taken out by u.s. drones in the past ten days. new throats from al qaeda forced the evacuation of the u.s. embassy in yemen. among those outposts shut down through at least saturday by terror concerns. i wagood morning. >> good morning. >> the president says al qaeda has been hammered. he said they are on their way to defeat. from a messaging standpoint, how tricky is it to send that reassuring message at the same time you are evacuating americans? >> i think they are te directly linked. there is clear intelligence that the administration has received that these embassies are being targeted overseas. there is a clear oh effort by the administration to use the drone strikes against what they see as a clear threat to the country. this is the secret war being waged by the obama administration. i think we are seeing that in bits and pieces like h this news from yemen just yesterday. >> from a white house st
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Aug 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
us like criminals. not for nothing, but mr. mayor, if you had a son who was stopped and fricked, the policy would never have gone to court because you won't have stood for it. thanks for watching. "hardball" with chris matthews is next. >>> economic sabotage. let's play "hardball." much . >> good evening, i'm chris matthews in washington. there's news tonight that some on the american right are plotting the global explosion of a default on the u.s. national debt this fall. the plot is the to tie the regular vote to extend the debt skeel together obliteration of the affordable care act. according to the plans leaked to right leaning news organizations, any measure to finance the health care act would detonate refusal to make good on american debt, the first time this has happened in this country's history. the repercussions of which could explode the world economic order. do the leaders of the republican party intend to go this far? do they dare to sabotage the american economy and much of the world economy in order to defund a program, the affordable care act that is the law of
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Aug 22, 2013 5:30am EDT
news cannot verify the witness accounts and the u.s. and united nations have not confirmed the use of chemical weapons in syria yesterday. russian officials are accusing rebels of staging the attack as a, quote, pre-planned provocation, end quote. however, the loss of life was significant by any measure. the white house said it was deeply concerned over the reports coming out of syria and called for an urgent investigation into yesterday's alleged chemical attack. senator john mccain criticizing the lack of action on twitter writing no consequence for as sad oig using chemical weapons and crossing red line. we shouldn't be surprised he's using them again. we go to egypt where the man who ruled the country for 30 years will be released from prison and allowed to live under house arrest. hosni mubarak could be out of jail as soon as today after the court ruled the former president could no longer be held behind bars. hugh bear rick held the last 17 month misprison and court's decision was the last of three cases against him. he was already cleared on two other cases including charges
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Aug 16, 2013 4:00pm EDT
volatile, what's a u.s. administration to do? ♪ they're calling it friday of ra rage. >> egyptian security forces official little authorized the use of live fire. >> every time there's a moment of opportunity, it seems to be squandered. >> the government is trying to justify all the violence and death. >> i'm here to restore legitimacy. >> we will continue going to the streets peacefully until they kill us all. >> a coup is a coup. >> shoulded president suspend all usa aid. >> which he would be required to do if he called it a coup. >> if we withdraw the aid, we could lose the relationships developed over decades. >> it sends a message. >> we have to look at what has been happening over the last ten years. >> after afghanistan and iraq, you have a president who is saying i'm not going to be so fast. >> it's not up to the united states to determine the future path for egypt. >> that's a task for the egyptian people. ♪ >> i'm joy reid in for martin bashir. one day after president obama condemned the violence on streets of egypt, not much has changed. calling for a quote day of rage, thousa
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Aug 20, 2013 1:00pm EDT
in the u.s., confess swirl around cutting aid -- mill taed aid to the country in crisis. >> our ability to influence the outcome in egypt is limited. it's up to the egyptian people, and it will be their responsibility to sort this out. >>> senator ted cruz renounces any claim to canadian citizenship. is the texan republican paving the way for 2016? good day. i'm chris matthews. >>> good day. i'm chris matthews. >> and i'm kathleen matthews, along with my husband chris filling in for andrea mitchell. detained or in prison helping the egyptian military tighten their grip on a country facing a very uncertain future at this point. >>> nbc ayman mohyeldin is live in cayk cairo. bring us up to date. >> reporter: certainly the news of the day revolves around muhammad badi, the guide general, supreme leader of the muslim brotherhood for the most part a symbolic figure within the organization. and obviously was someone that the organization looked to for leadership. he was arrested in the early hours this morning and now expected to face charges on inciting protesters to commit acts of violence,
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Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
respecting the danger of good police work and our desire especially those of us who live in tough neighborhoods to have police doing their job. which includes respecting the people they take the responsibility to protect. we do it a little different here on "hardball." that's why i want you out there watching when we go exclusively next week to 7:00 eastern. this is important stuff. it's not easy. i need you with me. that's "hardball" for now, thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, 50 years after dr. martin luther king's i have a dream speech, republicans have their own dream. to impeach president obama. it's the latest sign of just how desperate the gop has become. they lost the election, they don't have an agenda, they they can't stop the president's health care law. that's why you're hearing ridiculous talk about impeachment at town halls with republican lawmakers. >> he needs to be stopped. we need to get that -- it should have been started a long, long time ago. is someb
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Aug 25, 2013 2:00pm EDT
it -- the original broadcast available to our nbc stations across the country. our roundtable joins us in just a moment. but first joining me now, the only living speaker from the march on washington, congressman john lewis. he spoke yesterday in front of the lincoln memorial. >> you cannot stand by. you cannot sit down. you've got to stand up, speak up, speak out, and get in the way, make some noise! >> congressman lewis, welcome back to "meet the press." >> thank you very much, david, for having me. >> what a moment. we actually have the two images. there you were 50 years ago as a 23-year-old speaking so powerfully and 50 years later an elder statesman, sir, if you don't mind me saying. >> i don't mind. >> a pioneer of the civil rights struggle. that had to be quite a moment. >> it was a moving moment to stand there in the same spot 50 years later where dr. king and others stood. i think in the past 50 years we have witnessed what i'd like to call the nonviolent revolution in america, a revolution of values, a revolution of ideas, and our country is a better country. >> you know, the presid
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Aug 11, 2013 3:00pm EDT
what to expect. and then when we got there, brett greeted us. and he said, hannah was safe. and jane was dead. and then hugs. joy. we were so happy. >> let's go live now to nbc joe at the sheriff's office. joe, what can you tell us about the rescue, what can you tell us about the investigation? >> well, craig, today we're getting a better idea of just how hard it was for rescuers to get hannah anderson and bring her home safely. they were actually flying a surveillance plane over the idaho wilderness yesterday as part of that massive search. over 350 square miles of idaho wilderness. they spotted what appeared to be dimaggio and hannah at a campsite near moorehead lake. this area is completely surrounded by mountains, not easy to access. what they had to do is find a place to land a plane a good ways away, and then it took them 2 1/2 hours to hike to that campsite. that is where they confronted dimaggio. it is unclear what happened during that confrontation. authorities are not saying if dimaggio was armed or if he fired at them at all. all we know is one fbi agent shot and killed di
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